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Aronia melanocarpa Growing Guide

How to Grow Black chokeberry in your Garden

Black chokeberry

Black chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa) photograph by Andrey Zharkikh.


Quick Aronia melanocarpa Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific name: Aronia melanocarpa
  • Common Name: Black chokeberry
  • Growing Zone (USA): 3 to 8
  • Life Cycle/Type: Shrub

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 36 to 72
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 48 to 72
  • Time of Bloom: Spring
  • Color of Bloom: White
  • Leaf Foliage Detail: Green
  • Growth Form: Oval

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Shady to full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Average pace
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Clay, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Slightly alkaline, Well drained
  • Moisture: Moist

Caring Conditions

  • Level of Maintenance: low
  • Propagation: Seeds in autumn, softwood cuttings in early summer
  • How to Prune:
  • Pests: Usually pest free
  • Diseases: Usually pest free

Further Information

  • Can Attact: Birds
  • Tolerant of: Bogs
  • Best used in: Screen, Specimen
  • Miscellaneous : Entices birdlife to the garden, North American native, Naturalizing, Wetlands plant, Attractive flowers / blooms
  • Genus Detail: Aronia
  • Further Reading: Here and Here



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